Vivid and diverse in culture, heritage and language, India is bestowed with rich natural beauty that adds to its tranquility.
We bring you a curated list of awe-inspiring places in India you should visit soon to get stunned with their beauty. These places will completely blow your mind with their sheer gorgeousness! Be sure to take a nice camera along because there's no way you can resist clicking away
1. Hemis National Park, Jammu & Kashmir
The Hemis High Altitude National Park that extends over 600 sq. km. is named after the famous monastery, Hemis gompa, that is situated 40 km away. It is known for some rare species like the bharal and the snow leopard.
2. Deodar Forest, Himachal Pradesh
What better than waking upto sunlight streaming through the thick deodar forest. It has rich art and cultural heritage, lush green deep meadows, dazzling rivers, white capped snowy peaks and high mountains all in one fabulous 22 km radii!
3. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
The Valley of Flowers National Park, spanning over an area of 87.5 sq km has the largest potpourri of wild flower species.The Valley of Flowers is also associate with the legendary story, which says that this is the area from where Hanumanji of Ramayana collected the ‘Sanjeevani’ herb to revive Lakshman.
4. Coral Reef, Lakshadweep
Lakshadweep comes from "Lakshadweepa", which means "one hundred thousand islands" in Sanskrit as well as many Indian languages like Telugu, Malayalam, Tulu, Kannada, Hindi, Tamil and others. The beauty is enhanced by the presence of the Coral Reefs in Lakshwadweep. Definitely take a scuba dive and feel transported to another realm (much like Hrithik Roshan in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara!)
5. Hoggenakal Falls, Tamil Nadu
Hogenakkal falls, described as the 'Niagara Falls' of India, offer an exciting holiday destination for Indians and foreigners alike. Hogenakkal is located about 750 feet above sea level amidst the Melagiri Hills.
6. Khajjiar, Himachal Pradesh
Khajjiar is a hill station in Chamba district, Himachal Pradesh, located approximately 24 km from Dalhousie. Mr. Willy T. Blazer, Vice Counselor and Head of Chancery of Switzerland in 1992 brought Khajjiar on the world tourism map by christening it "Mini Switzerland".
7. Drass/Dras, Jammu & Kashmir
Dras is a town in the kargil District of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is often called 'The Gateway to Ladakh'. Dras is said to be the coldest place after Siberia with temperature falling to 590 degrees centigrade during peak winter. Dras is a large village with small clusters of huts scattered over a valley.
8. Sandakphu, West Bengal
Sandakphu or Sandakfu is the highest peak in the state of West Bengal, India. This places gives unmatched views of both Kanchenjunga and the Everest.
9. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
Spiti, fondly referred to as ‘Little Tibet’ is known for its snow-capped peaks and natural surroundings. Spiti valley is home to some of the oldest monasteries, highest motorable villages in Asia (Langza and Komic) & highest post office in the world (Hikkim). Do not miss Chandrataal lake with its beautiful and vast landscape at any cost. If you get a chance, visit Hansa Village and experience the rich yet simple culture which is intact and truly preserved to date!
10. Phugtal Monastery, Jammu & Kashmir
Phugtal Monastery or Phugtal Gompa (often transliterated as Phuktal) is a monastery in south-eastern Zanskar, Ladakh in northern India.This spectacular monastery is not only a tourist attraction but also preserves a way of life; guiding student monks through various means of worship including song, craft and religious artwork.
11. Matheran, Maharashtra
India’s smallest hill station packs a big scenic punch! It's the nearest hill station getaway to Mumbai. Matheran was originally a peaceful safe haven made for and by the British, who used it as a cool escape from the searing heat of the cities below. Matheran sprawls 800 meters above sea level perched upon the languid spread of the Western Ghats in Maharashtra.
12. Nanda Devi, Uttarakhand
Nanda Devi, the highest mountain in Uttarakhand is the second highest mountain in India and the highest entirely within the country; owing to this geography it was considered as the highest known mountain in the world until computations on Dhaulagiri by western surveyors in 1808.
Would recommend this location for a time-lapse especially before and after sunrise..the image will leave you wondering why you live in a city and not in a place like this surrounded by paradise like views!
13. Stok Range, Jammu & Kashmir
The Stok Kangri, and the Stok valley serves as the gateway to several high altitude trekking trails in Himalayas. With a height of 20,000 feet, Stok Kangri is the highest peak in the Stok Range in Ladakh.
14. Gurez Valley, Jammu & Kashmir
Crown jewel of Kashmir valley or the ancient land of the Aryans additionally claimed 'Gorai' in nearby Shina Language is a lovely hill. The spot is a standout amongst the most memorably watched as the high-height Line of Control that differentiates India and Pakistan.
15. Malana, Himachal Pradesh
Malana is known for its beauty as much as it is also known as the ‘Little Greece in Himachal Pradesh’. It is completely because of the point that the individuals of Malana declare that they have got the "Ancient Greeks blood" running in their veins…
It's the end of the list and I know you still want more. So, if you have more places to add please please comment below-we'd love to keep this list going!
Also, I hope you have already started packing up! 😉